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Week 18 {tiny paintings project}

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Give this prize ribbon to anyone who is a champion to you. If you want to get extra fancy, download the “Week 16 Elephant Brooch” artwork, and add some hanging jewels to this award.



Or get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.

And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board. 

FIG. 1 Supplies: Printout, detail scissors (or an Xacto knife), wire cutters, pin back and tacky glue, thin floral stem wire, double-stick tape (not removable),baking parchment (see fig. 2), and crepe paper or ribbon. I used this double-sided and metallic paper. You could use ribbon too. But, the gold rosette in the center would be an advanced skill.

FIG. 2 Cover the back of the printout with double-stick tape. Press it onto the parchment paper as a sticker backing. Carefully cut out all the images. Keep the flowers and leaves together like butterflies. I used an Xacto knife to get the little bits inside the trophy handles.

FIG. 3 Remove the backing from the large circle art, and place it face down. Cut eight strips of crepe paper (or ribbon) 3 ½” x 1 ½”. Put a small piece of tape on one end of a strip. Bring the other end around to overlap the tape. Just overlap, don’t fold over. Stick four loops to the back of the circle art.

FIG. 4 Fill in between the loops, with four more loops.

FIG. 5 Cut a piece of crepe paper 1” x 4.” Tape the two ends together with a piece of double-stick tape on the back. Pinch the seam, so they are securely stuck together.

FIG. 6 Flatten out the rosette, stretching the outside edge carefully, while pressing down in the center.

FIG. 7 Add a few more bits of double-stick tape to the back of the rosette and stick it in the center of the loops. Peel the backing off the laurel wreath, and put it on the top.

FIG. 8 Cut seven 2” pieces of stem wire. Remove the backing from the leaves and flowers. Fold them around each stem, pinching tightly.

FIG. 9 Arrange the stems on the back of the trophy sticker. Add more tape on top of the stems.

FIG. 10 Stick the trophy vase to the center of the rosette. Bend the wires slightly to arrange the bouquet.

FIG. 11 Cut a strip of crepe paper 7” x 1.” Fold it in half, putting a small piece of tape in the fold to keep it in place. Cut a strip of (gold) crepe paper 3” x ½.” Put a piece of tape under one end and stick it to the center of the folded piece. Trim the ends.

FIG. 12 Put a small piece of tape on both sides of the ribbon's top fold. Turn the rosette over and carefully slip the ribbon underneath the circle art. Glue on the pin back.

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